I realize it’s a little bit in advance (a whopping 188 days early) and I don’t typically do anything for my birthday (no parties or get-togethers since I can remember) but somebody, some kind tumblr stranger, must make me this cake.
I see nothing inappropriate about turning 27 and asking for a sailor moon cake. nothing at all.
If I had one complaint, it’d be this. Not the dying part, but the “I should’ve kissed Yuuichiro” part, because there’s just no way in heck that Rei actually cares about the poor guy like that. But if you want to take it on a more subtextual basis — and I assure you that I do — then Yuuichiro is just a convenient stand-in for loving someone. Doesn’t really matter who, just “hey I’m really young and it sucks pretty hard that I never even got to kiss someone”. I can get behind that.
There’s a bit next episode that does a great job of saving this, but as that’s not this episode, I remain a little sad that Rei’s death couldn’t hit that perfect end note for me. It’s truly a minor complaint though. The whole thing is so fantastic otherwise and, possibly Minako aside, does such a magnificent service to all the characters. It’s especially amazing when you consider that the time from when Mako’s stops running away to the time Rei dies is about eleven minutes. That’s some fucking incredible writing.
マーキュリー, マーズ, ジュピター & ヴィーナス